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Change Windows Photo Viewer Background In Windows 10

The Windows Photo Viewer is one of my favorite and most frequently used apps. You can make it more beautiful by learning how to change Windows Photo Viewer background in Windows 10.

The Windows Photo Viewer is one of the best and most famous Windows applications. It brings quick access to your photos. It was first included in Windows XP by a different name but was renamed when it became a part of Windows 7 after some notable upgrades. It can show any type of pictures normally or in a slide show, burn them to a disk and send them via email.

The Windows Photo Viewer had an overall very nice UI in Windows 7. One of the reasons why is because its sides were smoothed by the famous aero glass and blur effect which has been discontinued ever since Windows 8 came to town. I really like that effect.

The Windows Photo Viewer was a normal media handling program when it first came to the surface. Ever since it has been sidelined by the Windows Photos app in Windows 8 and onwards, users now remember it more fondly. The Photos app may bring social media integration with it but I personally prefer the fast and sleek Windows Photo Viewer.

For people like me, Windows Photo Viewer is a program we tend to see more frequently than others. So I thought to myself, why not change Windows Photo Viewer background color to make it more welcoming?

Steps to change Windows Photo Viewer background

Step 1: Open Windows Search and type regedit in it.

Step 2: Reach the end of the path written below.

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows Photo Viewer\Viewer

Step 3: Right click anywhere in the right window pane and select New.

Step 4: From the context menu, click on DWORD (32-bit) value.

Step 5: Right click on the newly created value and rename it BackgroundColor.

Step 6: Right click on the value and click on Modify.

Step 7: In the text field below Value data, enter the hex value of a color of your choice with the prefix “ff”. You will have to google that. I entered the value for dark blue color as shown in the image below.

Steps to change Windows Photo Viewer background

That’s it. The next time you’ll open Windows Photo Viewer, it will come at your service in a much more presentable manner.